Language: Philippine Spanish
Source: Secondary reference

Bolo simply means knife and is usually used to describe a wide range of Philippine single-edged machete-like tools and weapons.

The term comes from the Spanish and its use is similar to the word parang of the Malay world.1

There is an informative Wikipedia Article on this weapon.

Bolo knifeA very good Philippine bolo from Luzon.

1. Stone, G.C.; A Glossary of the Construction, Decoration and Use of Arms and armor, 1934. Reprint by Dover, 1999, p. 124 - 125.

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With beautifully carved horn grip.


Extremely large example with nearly full-length Western blade.


With wide flaring side bars that offer added protection.


With vintage silver mounted scabbard.


With a fine wootz blade with a pronounced center ridge.


Russet iron, one-piece construction with decorative grooves.